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GUIDELINES FOR EARNING DOLLARS

  1. Each day I exercise for 30 minutes, I earn a dollar
  2. I do not have to exercise 30 minutes at once, I can break it up over the day. 
  3. I do not earn a dollar if I exercise less than 30 minutes. So 25 minutes means yay for exercise, but no dollar earned that day. 
  4.  I do not earn extra dollars for extra 30 minutes of exercise. 60 minutes means yay for exercise but no bonus dollars that day. 
  5. *NEW* For each week I exercise at least 5 days, I'll double the amount of dollars for each day I exercise. 5 days=10 dollars, 6=12, 7=14. I can earn 1-4 dollars, or 10-14 each week. 

 

 

 Consistency has always been a challenge for me. The dollar a day program works for me, I lost 5 pounds since March 28! But I would like to be more consistent with my exercise. Some weeks I earn 5 dollars, and some weeks I earn 1 or 2. With this new addition to the guidelines, I'm rewarding consistency and giving myself the extra motivation to push against my brain weasels and tiredness. 

 

I'm 6 dollars away from earning my hiking poles, and after that, the number goes to zero, and I'll save up this summer for a nice winter coat. Thanks for joining me on this journey!

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I like very much how you've set it up. Simple and smart. I think doubling your dollars if you're keeping a weekly routine is an excellent idea.

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13 minutes ago, zenLara said:

I like very much how you've set it up. Simple and smart. I think doubling your dollars if you're keeping a weekly routine is an excellent idea.

Following!

This. Also, hi!

 

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You allready know I love this money thing (as I totally stole it ;) ). Keep up the good work!

 

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Following. 

Always glad to have you here!

7 hours ago, deftona said:

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Here to watch you smash it! 

Yay! Thank you for the encouragement!

4 hours ago, zenLara said:

I like very much how you've set it up. Simple and smart. I think doubling your dollars if you're keeping a weekly routine is an excellent idea.

Following!

Thanks! You’ve boosted my ego, I like feeling smart 🙂 

4 hours ago, annyshay said:

This. Also, hi!

 

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Hi! I love this rich cat. Fat cats got fat wallets! 

3 hours ago, Terah said:

You allready know I love this money thing (as I totally stole it ;) ). Keep up the good work!

 

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Thank you! Woot woot!

 

 

It’s a gorgeous day, and I am off to earn my dollar. Thanks for the boosts everyone!

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I earned my dollar today! BAM! I'm at 30 dollars total; only 5 more to go and I can order some sweet hiking poles. 

 

I walked in the park today. It was a beautiful day, kinda crisp and cool but really toasty in the sunshine. I like those sort of days.  I wrapped presents for Mom's birthday and Mother's day coming up this weekend. Mom doesn't know it but I bought this kit of colorful decorations so I'm going to stay up the night before her birthday and decorate the house so she'll be surprised :D I'm so excited! I even have painter's tape so I don't mar the walls. 

 

I was coat shopping and I really like this one below. It's on sale for $104, and I don't know what size I'll be in the fall, but this has a lot of "Snarky's Coat" potential. It's feather free, bright colors, warm and wipes down easily. I would prefer it had cuffs instead of the thumb hole things, and I'm not sure about the hood. Thankfully there is a lot of time to earn my dollars and look for something like this. I may want something a little dressier too. So who knows? If I earn my dollars and save up enough, maybe I can buy two coats! (yes, I did clap my hands and give a happy "oooh yes!") 

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12 minutes ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

I was coat shopping and I really like this one below.

I love the color of that coat! Window shopping is really nice, isn't it :) 

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Is that a Columbia coat? I have one like that in black from them that I LOVE. It has the inner lining that is all metallic looking that is supposed to help reflect heat back into the body. I used it while working in Boston and it kept me nice and warm. 

 

Fair warning though - I have an issue with the lower zipper (it looks like that one has a zipper at the bottom and the top) where it goes off the track really easily. I think it's because I should have gone up as size (my hips don't lie). So I recommend it, but if you have curves, I'd probably recommend going a little looser than you might think you need.

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1 hour ago, Terah said:

I love the color of that coat! Window shopping is really nice, isn't it :) 

Its so much fun!

1 hour ago, deftona said:

Aw you're such a lovely daughter, I bet your mom will love the decorations.

I hope so! And thanks!

 

1 hour ago, Sylvaa said:

Is that a Columbia coat? I have one like that in black from them that I LOVE. It has the inner lining that is all metallic looking that is supposed to help reflect heat back into the body. I used it while working in Boston and it kept me nice and warm. 

 

Fair warning though - I have an issue with the lower zipper (it looks like that one has a zipper at the bottom and the top) where it goes off the track really easily. I think it's because I should have gone up as size (my hips don't lie). So I recommend it, but if you have curves, I'd probably recommend going a little looser than you might think you need.

This is an excellent tip! I have a big butt so I’ll make sure to size up for muh butt 😂

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1 hour ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

This is an excellent tip! I have a big butt so I’ll make sure to size up for muh butt 😂

 

To be fair, I think mine goes down a little lower (it hits me around the knee and I am tall), but I think the point would be the same if it's long enough to sit on. The hidden perils of all that junk inside your trunk.

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1 hour ago, Sylvaa said:

 

To be fair, I think mine goes down a little lower (it hits me around the knee and I am tall), but I think the point would be the same if it's long enough to sit on. The hidden perils of all that junk inside your trunk.

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I once bought a plastic raincoat that looked so cute until about three months later I hopped in my car and I heard this series of POPS amd SCRRRRR! All the seams ripped and I had this plastic ribbons of what my coat was 😂

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Tuesday update:

 

i earned my dollar. 2.5 hours of yard work, putting down grass seed. We have some big bare spots, so I got a workout working the soil which was just a pain to cultivate. Later this evening my back muscles staged a protest and demanded a hot bath and laying in bed until the advil kick in. Muscle aches aside, I am really happy with the day’s work and dang proud of myself. 
 

I am falling asleep typing. Goodnight friends! 

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it’s a day off! My entire upper body HURTS from yesterday’s work, so rest was essential. Tomorrow I plan on going for a walk to give the sore spots an extra day to recover.  Have a good day!

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13 hours ago, zenLara said:

How did the birthday go?

It’s tomorrow! She’s a little sad about it, so hopefully she’ll feel better tomorrow with presents and a zoom game night with my brother. 

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I earned my dollar today! I did a leg workout then went back out into the yard to weed. The areas we worked on for grass seed look good.  Slowly I am making progress. It’s just a big yard and there is a lot to do. And I spotted poison ivy, so I avoided that. I’ll either need a weed killer or someone else to pull it up. 
 

mom just went downstairs so I’m gonna go prep some decorations to hang up tonight after she goes to bed! Yay!

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11 hours ago, Snarkyfishguts said:

It’s tomorrow! She’s a little sad about it, so hopefully she’ll feel better tomorrow with presents and a zoom game night with my brother. 

Oups! Don't know why, I thought it was the day following your post. Have a nice time!

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